American Heart Association Development/Fundraising Director, Philadelphia Heart Walk in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Development/Fundraising Director, Philadelphia Heart Walk

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Job Description

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for Heart Walk Director based in our downtown Philadelphia office.

Under the direction of the Senior Heart Walk Director, the Heart Walk Director manages campaign activities, event budgets and fundraising activities. Daily activities will include securing and growing corporate sponsorships, recruiting and orienting team captains and top walkers, planning and executing Heart Walk events and meeting overall Heart Walk team fundraising goals in excess of $2.2M. The Heart Walk Director builds relationships with companies, including Fortune 500 companies, customers, sponsors and donors and works with c-suite business & social leaders, volunteers and committees related to event activities to ensure goals are met and best practices are followed. AHA fundraising staff are held accountable to their revenue goals and are responsible for seeking top dollar sponsorships and/or multi-year contracts, and a minimum of 10 face to face corporate sales meetings per week.

Required Skills

  • Ability to close face to face outside corporate sales and/or sponsorships

  • Ability to show proven success with achieving outside corporate sales and/or fundraising goals

  • Strong relationship building skills with demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service, leadership and motivation to business and social leaders

  • Excellent planning, organizational and follow-up skills

  • Demonstrated professional and mature interaction with other staff and external customers to engage them toward the achievement of goals

  • Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office suite

  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills and presentation skills to corporate audiences including c-suite executives.

  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation, and the ability to travel up to 90% within the market, and 10% possible overnight travel, and work flexible hours.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in corporate sales and/or fundraising in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

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So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

Job Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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